WOODBLOCK KUCHI-E PRINTS: Reflections of Meiji Culture, by Helen Merrit and Nanako Yamada. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2000, 284 pp., profusely illustrated, $65.

That category of woodblock print called the “kuchi-e” has not been widely investigated. In the large bibliography that concludes this interesting study of the genre, only two or three titles refer to it.

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